Carroll "Pete" Maurice Newman

February 20, 1935June 10, 2018
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Carroll "Pete" Maurice Newman was born on February 20, 1935 in Blue Mountain, Arkansas and passed away on June 10, 2018 in Fort Smith, Arkansas


  • Cavanaugh Free Will Baptist Church


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 14, 2018

Carroll "Pete" Maurice Newman

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Larry and Juanita Lowder

June 13, 2018

Our prayers and sympathy to the family.

Elizabeth Williams

June 13, 2018

Dearest Pete,
You are so loved by so many people especially by my family. You have been part of our family for many years and you surely will be missed. Always a smile and a warm greeting from a heart of gold. I treasure the memories as I look at the pictures on the Tire Store, Face book and the family pictures on this obituary. You have been a credit to mankind and I know you are in a safe and wonderful place. No more pain and suffering, just love and happiness. Good bye special friend. You will always be remembered with kind words and love! Elizabeth

Robert Davis

June 13, 2018

It was my pleasure to know you Pete for almost 30 years. Never have I met a nicer & more gentle man. You always had a smile and a story. You will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to your family.

Cathy Maciejack

June 12, 2018

Pete you will be so missed, you were and still are a great man. You always treated everyone with kindness and you have the best heart ever. You were so good to my grandson's, Caleb especially would just sit and talk about you . you will be so so missed,

Kristin Armstrong

June 12, 2018

My Pete....I love you and I miss you ... You were patient, kind , gentle , humble , good, forgiving, faithful, great full and full of self control . You never let me down and you prayed for me everyday. I have known you all of my life, you fixed 2 flats on my car the day I turned 16 not knowing later you would faithfully work for me for 24 years. My greatest memory’s of your faith was when Ed’s Tire stats were up and in the red... he said “we are going to make it” and we did! I can’t imagine you not coming to the tire store . You taught a lot of people about tires and how to be a good man and lived it. Every day you spoke truth into many peoples lives fly high my Pete I love you❤️

Terri Newman

June 12, 2018

Pete and Paige one of the youngest great-grandbabies. She is 3 yrs old. They are going to miss the storys, warm hugs and slices apples he shared. Pete (Dad) I love you.

Amanda Kinnard

June 12, 2018

Pete you were so loved by many. I am going to miss you so much at the tire shop helping me answer phones and telling me stories. I would always share my lunch with you, great memories I will always cherish. You were like a second grandfather to me. I love you dearly. You are no longer suffering and at your heavenly home.

Natasha Newman

June 12, 2018

Grandpa your hugs and stories were the best. I can't explain the emotions I have. I love and miss you so so much.

Carl Davis

June 12, 2018

I've had the blessing of having a wonderful friend in Pete for 35+years. He was a special guy and will be missed.

Misty Cheesman

June 12, 2018

I have been friends with Stefanie since first grade and pops took me in as one of his own. I never got the chance to meet my mom and dads dad so being able to call him pops meant the world to me. I could sit all day and listen to his stories he had to tell. Pops was a wonderful man. He always knew how to put a smile on your face. To the family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Misty, Laura, and Larry


Carroll “Pete” Maurice Newman, 83 of Greenwood, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2018 in Fort Smith. He was born February 20, 1935 in Blue Mountain, AR to the late Carroll and Lucy Newman. He was a member of Cavanaugh Free Will Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Army. He formerly worked at Ed’s Tire & Alignment Service. He was preceded in death by his wife Bobbie Newman.

Funeral Service will be 10:30 AM Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Cavanaugh Free Will Baptist Church. Military honors and burial will follow at the Fort Smith National Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Fentress Mortuary.

Pete is survived by his daughter Rebecca Steele of Greenwood, his son Michael Newman of Fort Smith, two sisters; Louise Chamberlain and her husband Henry of Magazine, and Patsy Roark of Blue Mountain. He is also survived by his six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Andrew Steele, Aaron Phillips, Jacob Hall, Jason Rich, Harley Armstrong and Joe Western.

Visitation will be 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at the funeral home.

Memorials may be sent to Cavanaugh Free Will Baptist Church 2825 Grinnell Ave. Ft. Smith, AR 72908.